Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome
dispels the notion that we somehow "discovered" the artist in the modern age. Though his career was relatively short, the work of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) had a profound influence on his contemporary artists during the first three decades of the 17th century. Of the more than 50 works in this exhibition, over 40 are from European painters who were infected with Caravaggio's sense of drama. The remaining ten canvases are from the Master himself -- the largest gathering of his work in North America since 1985. Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome
was jointly organized by by the National Gallery of Canada
, Ottawa, and the Kimbell Art Museum
, Forth Worth.